The Newberg Graphic reports that the former SP Fiber Tech mill, which was purchased by WestRock Co. and idled indefinitely last year, is now permanently closed.
210 mill employees were laid off in mid-November, and the last 15-20 employees who have been burning up the remainder of the hog fuel in the boiler and preparing for the facility shut down have been let go as well.
At a work session Jan. 12 the Metro Council directed staff to explore two options that use the Portland region’s garbage as a resource: burning trash to make electricity, and post-collection garbage sorting that could increase what the region already recycles.
Oregon stakeholder meetings on EPR for HHW
In 2015, Metro, the regional government in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, drafted a statewide concept bill under which manufacturers selling designated products such as pesticides, solvents, and flammable liquids into the state would be responsible for providing stewardship programs for the collection and proper management of waste from those products.
Each year WSRA invites students interested in the recycling industry to apply for scholarships to attend their annual conference as a part of our Student Guest Program.
Metro’s elected leaders will decide Tuesday whether to pursue burning the Portland area’s garbage to produce electricity at an incinerator four miles north of Salem.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality released its 23rd annual report on municipal post-consumer (residential and commercial) material recovery and waste generation in Oregon.
DEQ analyzed detailed annual surveys and disposal reports to compute waste recovery amounts for 2014 and estimated energy savings and greenhouse gas benefits from that waste recovery.
In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted its 2015 National Forum on December 8-9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Environmental experts from around the United States, Europe, and Canada gathered to discuss issues related to zero waste, product stewardship, and the circular economy.
The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is opening a new bottle redemption center at 14411 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, The new BottleDrop location will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, December 29th from 9am - 5pm.
The City of Portland's Sustainability at Work newsletter recently profiled AOR Member City of Roses Disposal and Recycling.